NEIWPCC Looks at Operator Discipline

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is a not-for-profit interstate agency that supports state drinking water and wastewater programs in New England and New York.

At the request of its Drinking Water Administrators Workgroup, NEIWPCC completed a survey report about the varied state approaches to disciplining drinking water operators.  Coordinating with workgroup members, NEIWPCC developed 12 survey questions covering the range of the disciplinary process, from improper actions, to hearings, punitive action, appeals, and potential reinstatement.

NEIWPCC distributed the survey to their members as well as to state drinking water programs nationwide, thanks to the cooperation of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA).

Survey results were compiled and summarized in the report linked below, along with additional resources related to drinking water operator discipline.

NEIWPCC wants to emphasize that this information has been collected at the request of their Drinking Water Administrators Workgroup. The compiled information is not intended to be used for decision-making purposes.

Click this link Drinking Water Operator Discipline Survey Report to view the Report.


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